An analysis of the aerodynamics of a fiber optic mortar projectile

dc.contributor.authorRobertson, Edward Angusen
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:40:19Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:40:19Zen
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.description.abstractIn December of 1987 tests were conducted in the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel on a full-scale model of a fiber optic mortar projectile. The desired model configurations were sting-mounted on the Stability Tunnel STO-1 strain gauge balance. The sting was mounted on a streamlined vertical pylon which provided remote rotation in both pitch and yaw while maintaining the center of the balance along the tunnel centerline. The model inputs included the six-component force and moment data in body coordinates and the pressure data from the five pressure taps located within the model. The tunnel inputs were the static temperature, static pressure, and dynamic pressure. The angle of attack and yaw angle were input manually by the tunnel operator. The data analysis for the preliminary test program was intended to define the aerodynamic qualities of various components and configurations to aid in the redesign of the projectile.en
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dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentix, 112 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50082en
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20305540en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1989.R634en
dc.subject.lcshProjectiles, Aerialen
dc.subject.lcshOptical fibersen
dc.titleAn analysis of the aerodynamics of a fiber optic mortar projectileen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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